North Slope Alaskans on the lookout for growing walrus haul-out numbers

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking North Slope residents to be on the lookout for walrus hauling out on shore. At this time last year, as many as 6,000 walrus crowded along Alaska’s Chukchi Sea coast when they ran out of ice to forage from. Joel Garlic Miller is a walrus biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Anchorage. He says the sea ice this year has lingered around longer, but there isn’t much left.

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

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